A Guide to Eczema Scars

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There are many people all around the globe who are suffering from eczema right at this moment. This irritating skin condition can cause inflamed, red, itchy and blistered skin. It isn’t fun at all. I know, because I’ve suffered from eczema.

Something that can happen quite easily when you’re scratching is scarring. They’ll be the proof that is left behind long after your skin has healed. These scars can often be difficult to get rid of, so it is best if you can prevent them altogether.

What Are Eczema Scars?

If you have eczema, you know that it produces extremely itchy and scaly rashes on your skin, which can be almost impossible to get rid of. In rare cases blisters may form on your skin to add salt to your wounds.

Eczema scars can range in size, color, and length depending on how severe your eczema is. For example, eczema accompanied by blisters could form deep pitted scars that look red or brownish, while scars that are caused by scratching may be surface scars that are white or light pink in color.

Why Do They Occur?

Scarring occurs for a multitude of reasons. In most cases the scars are formed by the cracking of your skin, and the scratching that you do. They can also be caused by blisters that break on the surface of your skin.

Other causes might include not treating, or taking care of your eczema quickly enough. If you allow your eczema to grow more severe without doing anything about it, you’ll be looking at more severe consequences.

So make sure that you’re taking steps to healing your eczema such as changing your diet, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and learning what makes your eczema worse.

How Can You Prevent Scarring?

To prevent scarring you have to try to keep yourself from scratching. I know it’s hard, it feels SO GOOD to scratch. Try getting natural creams like aloe vera, coconut oil or anything that relieves the itching.

Try EVERYTHING and see what works. Otherwise it will just keep getting worse and if you keep itching it’ll look horrible and you’ll regret it. It’s almost like eating something you shouldn’t, you know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway because it’s so tasty, and then you regret it afterwards.

How Can You Get Rid of Them?

As always, where there’s a problem, there are tons of companies trying to sell you their products. I recommend you get in touch with your dermatologist to see what he or she recommends, and then do your research online.

I’ve always been a big fan of doing some research and seeing what other people think before I buy. I was even once offered medication by my doctor that I didn’t even need. How crazy is that? It just shows you that it pays off to know a little about what you need.

If you’re suffering from eczema scars, you’re not alone. There are many treatments out there that can help you heal your scars, you just need to find the right one. I cannot tell you what you should do, you have to do your own research and see what works.

Over to You

Have you had any experiences with eczema scars? Have you found a treatment that works? Please leave a comment and share your story!

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Comments

  1. Hi everyone
    I’m 15 and had eczema since I was born. As a kid you never really think about the impact scratching will do to you. I never even remember ever feeling embarresed about it. Until I turned 12 and realized that I feel very self conscious about my legs. My legs are covered in little circular dark scars. I have tried many ointments and creams but nothing really makes them fade away. I wish I could say I don’t care about the looks I get to my legs in gym class and summer but I definetly do. I just want to wear shorts and skirts and not feel uncomfortable. I feel so envious of all the other girls who have clean pretty legs I just wish that ill find something that will make the scars dissapear!

  2. To Sharon:
    I use to itch after a bath, it took years for me to make a connection that it was the soap, I was using, I didn’t have one soap, I would buy any one that smelled good to me and I would itch for hours after a bath, one day I tried DOVE and never, ever itched again, if you cant use dove always buy a soap with out perfume in it.. this should do the trick.. I would even itch when I used baby soap… when you buy dove, don’t buy color, just get the plain white and it will say for sensitive skin…

  3. I have read all of the comments here and emphathize with them all. As young child I lived with eczema through about middle school. I have also experienced every range of emotion here. I am a survivor of eczema and now have a young daughter with it. I am glad I had it as now I can relate to what she goes through. The main thing that has worked for us is taking a daily dose of allergy medicine (i.e. claritin, alavert, benedryl) as this has to be fought from the inside out. These meds are not harmful, are inexpensive and helps to prevent flare ups. Also avoid any foods / products that you find irritate the skin or causes outbreaks. Aveeno or any similar soap and lotion products work well for us. Another key is to MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE. Oatmeal baths work well in warm water ( do not bathe more than once a day and no long baths). Moisturize immediately after bathing! We use Aveeno (or similar) lotion, mixed with Dermasmooth oil and vaseline to lock in the moisture. DO THIS TWICE A DAY, generously in winter. Use cortisone cremes and steroid cremes as necessary. Good luck and God bless!!!

  4. I’m 24 and I’ve had eczema since I was about six months old after my son it got really bad. I came on here looking for a solution for he scarring but for anyone who is still suffering from a breakout ask your doctor to prescribe you dovobet ointment! My doctor gave it to me and within a week my eczema was completely cleared I still have to scars everywhere but my legs and arms were literally covered in eczema and now i have been totally rash free for over two months. It is honestly the only thing I have tried that actually gets rid of eczema

  5. I can’t believe that there’s actually people out there, who’s dealing with with sh*t, just like me.

    I’ve had this since 2008, sooo, it must be 5 years now, right? Who’s counting anyways. It started and are primary on my legs, and in my 2th year, it also started to spread to other areas on my upperbody.

    I’ve been to countless of doctors, but i live in Denmark, were the knowledge about this is minimal. Also, i’m asian, so that makes it even harder for the doctors to help me, because my skintone is different. I haven’t been wearing shorts, skirt or t-shirts since i got it. I can’t wear dresses, and my self-esteem is like not even there. I don’t party as much as i would like to, i don’t go to the beach, i’ve basically becaming a boring person. I’ve also had to say no to modeljobs because of my skin.

    Right now at the moment, happily, my ezcema is under control. But im still dealing with the dark scars/spots-thing, and it doesn’t really seems to fade. I feel that i’ve tried everything, and i’ve spent so much money on expensive products, that didn’t help at all. Im so unhappy!! Nobody understands me, and i’m starting to thinking about my future. Do i ever get married? CAN i? I’ve lost literally all my teenageyears, were you’re supposed to having fun and “yolo” – right? This affects me so much, and i just really wants to share this with you, but i find it kind of difficult to formulate it correctly.

    But i pray to God every night, so i hope, that i one day can wake up, and be happy!

  6. Hi ,my name is jasmin I’m 18 years.old. and I babe had eczema my entire life. Ugh its soo! Difficult. Being confident. With this. I mean I realte to everyone. Can’t wear dresses. Don’t go to the beach. I would love to walk around in short dresses . Shorts, and cute skirts on the beach. Yes I wanna be normal but you have to work for it. While for others its effortless. Now when I was in middle school I was on the swim team (I don’t know how I did it) and people would stare at my legs and say “the bugs love you ” I would laugh and get in the water. Because my skin looked likea bunch of mosquitoes bit all over me.. but after a few years .as I noticed my spots were GONE! Idk how idk why. They were just gone. (Lotion is your best friend) although I still have dark spots. I am DETERMINED. To walk on the beach with confidence (: good luck! :)

  7. I have discoid eczema also known as nummular eczema – it presents as circles and is itchy. Anyway, I spent tons of $ on steroids which provide temporary relief and eventually ruin your skin. I want to use natural rememdies so now I am using African Black Soap and Coconut Oil and Organic Shea Butter. Don’t let the name fool you, it is for all people and races. I apply coconut oil immediately after shower then layer with Shea Butter. Yes, you will be greasy for a minute. I am giving this method a try for six months. I know my skin tone is evening and the scars will take awhile, so don’t give up after two weeks. I am getting compliments on my skin and the scars are lightening slowly, but surely. Also, Emu Oil is PERFECT to help with lightening scars, it is very expensive, but goes a long way. Also I recently heard about Tamanu Oil. I will try Tamanu Oil shortly. Also you may want to ask your doctor about a daily antihistimine to help with itching. Eczema is the cousin of allergies. You cannot even attempt to control eczema unless you handle your allergies. I take Xyzal and I add an additional Zyrtec when my allergies are acting up. Also, try not to stress out, eczema is the best friend of stress – trust me. I only use the steroid creams when I have a nagging flare. Good luck with your search to manage eczema and hopefully some of my tips work for you.

  8. Oh, let me add – stop using anything – shampoo, detergent with chemicals. Find a shampoo with no Sulfates and detergent. If you haven’t already, stopped using regular Tide, etc. Also, Cetaphil may help temporarily, but it contains mineral oil – use natural products if you can.

  9. Sorry, forgot to add!!! I’m also taking Krill Oil – it is an extra potent supplement that helps with inflammation – better than fish oil on its on. Also, I did buy an ALOE plant, cut an aloe open and rub that on your spots – it also helps a great deal. I hear consistent use of Apple Cider Vinegar helps too. I have tried so many things, the key is consistency. In six months, I’ll go back to adding ALOE to my regimen. I also recently read that adding a Zinc supplement will help as well, I will try it soon. All of my options are cheaper than the dermatologist :-)

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